If your energy bill looks higher than it should be, then it is a good idea to pay attention to the following tip from Stream Energy. The energy supplier says that many people are unaware of the fact that most of your household gadgets use energy even if they are not in use. This has to do with something that Stream Energy calls “phantom drain“. Devices such as TVs, DVD players, toasters, coffee makers and even computers use energy as long as they are plugged into an outlet.
You can easily save a buck or two by unplugging your gadgets when they are not being used. Think that it is not worth your time or money? Stream Energy says that a major entertainment system can cost up to $130 a year in phantom drain energy costs. Now that is some serious energy costs that are better saved and kept in your bank account.
There is an easy solution to phantom drain from all of your appliances. One solution involves connecting all of your devices from the TV, computer or even kitchen to a power strip. Simply turn the power strip off when you go to bed or will not be using the items (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160125006123/en/Stream-Launches-Smart-30-Thermostat-Plan). This should result in substantial savings.
If you do decide to use power strips to address the issue of the phantom drain, make sure you do not overload your power strips. Be sure to practice safety around all electrical appliances as well to avoid shock, fire, and burns. You want to save energy, but you want to remain safe at all times as well.
Stream Energy is a direct selling company that sells electricity and natural gas to a limited number of states in the United States. It also sells wireless and protected services across the country. Stream’s annual revenue now exceeds over $8 billion dollars (SaveOnEnergy). The firm continues to grow as it enters new markets and provides more services to its customers. It uses a combination of direct sales as well as associate marketing to reach its customer base.
Stream Energy was created in 2004 by Rob Snyder and Pierre Koshajki. It is based in Dallas, Texas and employs over 200 people. The current chief executive officer is Larry Mondry who was appointed in 2016.